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Venta El Buscon

#150 of 8,835 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Calle Victoria 5-7, 28012 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 22 54 12
9:00 am - 1:30 am
Closed now
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Sun - Wed 9:00 am - 1:30 am
Thu 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 2:30 am
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82 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

nice place to have lunch.delicious grilled chicken with potatoes and tasty spanish omelete.these two with 2 glasses of wine at 18,5 euros

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45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I made a very positive review oct 2014 (after 2 visits, with friends) cause we all loved it! So being in Madrid with my family now I just had to come back here...and how they enjoyed it... In fact we came 3 times; for lunch & dinner. To us, having lunch or dinner is more than just eating, and that's... More 

Thank rudes
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

Found this place on NYE while looking for somewhere to eat with 8 people. Of course we hadn't booked anywhere and lots of places were either closed or booked out. This place was very busy but managed to put us in 2 tables together after waiting a few minutes. The staff were very friendly and helpful despite us being an... More 

Thank Kara A
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016 via mobile

If You feel hungry about Meat this is your Place! Situated in The center of Madrid in one of The Little Street near Plaza Mayor You Can eat Well At Very Low Price. Personally i had Take a mix grill..Fantastic!!

Thank Dario C
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

We came here for dinner and was the worst of our trip in Madrid. We ordered "croquetas " and it was cold inside (not really difficult to let it defrost before frying it) and it was served with chips that were fried like 1 month ago and warmed in the microwave. DO NOT ORDER THE OCTOPUS! not even description for... More 

Thank Sergio A
Atlanta, Georgia
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016 via mobile

We had 3 different but similar restaurants in mind after checking TripAdvisor and saw this one first, walking from Sol metro station. We ended up with a very drinkable bottle of Rioja (Graciosa €14), and 3 "starters" between 2 of us. Be warned, the portions are bigger than tapas! We shared Patatas con 3 Salsas (potatoes with spicy, garlic, and... More 

Thank AmeriCaz
Kingsclere, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

I understand that given the location, this restaurant is unlikely to have a lot of repeat business and that, therefore, quick and efficient turnover of customers is the way forward, but I have never been rushed to a table and then through a meal quite so blatantly in decades of travel. The food was at best indifferent, the service non-existent.... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

Very nice atmosphere. Food average. Service excellent. Great location near Sol. Waiters friendly. Very nice wine.

Thank Gordon B
Geneva, Switzerland
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22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

We went for the 12 euro menu lunch prepared for a modicum of compromise. There was no compromise. What you see is what you get - there were no tricks. The quality of the food was great, the service was efficient and the value was unbelievable (literally). Recommended.

Thank Soysoi G
Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

We went to Madrid in Seotember and visited this restaurant 4 times, reviews were right, fantastic food, fantastic waiters with their advices and fantastic prices too. Very good experience. We will come back!! And hope, soon

Thank Elvira V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$13 - $27
Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 am - 1:30 am
9:00 am - 1:30 am
9:00 am - 1:30 am
9:00 am - 1:30 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:30 am
9:00 am - 2:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Victoria 5-7, 28012 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Centro
  • Neighborhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: +34 915 22 54 12

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Centro

Neighborhood Profile
Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street performers, colorful lights, window shopping, restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a collection of plazas interconnected by a network of side streets. Some of these side streets are wide pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as desired. The iconic Puerta del Sol is the giant crossroads of the city and a must-see attraction at any time of the day. The nearby Plaza Mayor, completely enclosed by historic red buildings, is an ideal place to grab a bite to eat outside, amidst scores of tables and people out for a stroll. Plaza Isabel II (also known as “Opera”) is smaller and a good meeting spot, and the stately Plaza del Oriente is the front yard of the Royal Palace. Centro can be touristy (pickpockets are unfortuately not unheard-of here), crowded, and sometimes gimmicky, but it is also the place to experience classic Madrid.
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